Staying Well with Type 2 Diabetes - A Patient Coach Activity

A Patient Coach Diabetes Curriculum
Launch Date:
November 21, 2017
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

People with type 2 diabetes

Relevant Terms:

Patient education

Louis H. Philipson MD, PhD

Louis H. Philipson MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Kovler Diabetes Center
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL 

Dr. Philipson is an endocrinologist and a leading world authority on diabetes mellitus. In 2011, he was named as one of America's Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report magazine, and in 2016 Chicago Magazine named him a Top Doctor in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. His research focuses on the biophysical, molecular and genetic aspects of insulin secretion, and the genetics of diabetes.
Dr. Philipson was a co-discoverer of insulin gene mutations causing neonatal diabetes, a novel class of mutations causing diabetes through beta-cell ER stress. These mutations are now known to be the second most common cause of permanent neonatal diabetes, as well as rare causes of later-onset diabetes. Dr. Philipson, together with his colleagues (Drs. Graeme Bell, Siri Atma Greeley and Rochelle Naylor) established the first United States registry for monogenic diabetes including neonatal diabetes and Mature Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY).
Dr. Philipson is co-director of the Human Islet Transplantation project at the University of Chicago. He has served as principal investigator on numerous research projects and has been widely published in biomedical journals.
As president of the Chicago/Northern Illinois board of the American Diabetes Association and also a member of its national board, Dr. Philipson has been an invited speaker and presenter at scientific research conferences and symposia worldwide.

Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS, FACP

Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS, FACP
Assistant Professor, Section of General Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Translational and Policy Research of Chronic Diseases
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL 

Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS is a practicing general internist and researcher in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Dr. Laiteerapong's work focuses on improving the understanding of how the quality of life in older adults with diabetes is affected by geriatric syndromes, hypoglycemia and macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes.  To examine this area, she uses data gathered from patient surveys and secondary data sources including pharmacy and health claims by Kaiser Permanente Northern California managed care.  She has also used diabetes microsimulation models to evaluate the effects of delays in achieving blood pressure control in adults with diabetes.  Currently she is studying how patients with diabetes incorporate the concept of time in their decisions to start intensive treatments now or later. Additionally, she has co-authored articles about the public health implications of bariatric surgery for diabetes treatment and the effects of health care reform on the delivery of chronic disease care. Dr. Laiteerapong completed medical school at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE 

Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE 
Certified Diabetes Educator, Nutrition Specialist, Program Coordinator
Kovler Diabetes Center
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Amy Hess-Fischl is a program coordinator for the Teen and Adolescent Diabetes Transition Program at the University of Chicago's Kovler Diabetes Center. She is a certified diabetes educator, nutrition specialist, and certified insulin pump trainer. She is a co-author of the Joint Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support guidelines and the 2017 National Standards of Diabetes Self-Management Education. She has been a diabetes educator for over 20 years, and regularly provides expertise on the topic of diabetes self-management education.  

The goal of this activity is to help patients with type 2 diabetes develop a shared decision-making relationship with their care team. 
The information presented in this activity is for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician regarding diagnosis and treatment of a specific patient’s medical condition.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Chicago, MCM Education, Novo Nordisk, Inc., Sanofi US, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Lilly. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
This activity is supported by educational grants from Novo Nordisk, Inc., Sanofi US, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Lilly.
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